Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:03am
The National Education Technology Standards (NETS), conceived by the International Society for Technology in Education, provides examples of what the NETS look like in practice. Included in this tool are measurable skills students can be expected to achieve at specified age ranges and content-related examples of activities and tools that build proficiency.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 5:33pm
Take me outside when it's snowing. Help me find words to describe what I'm seeing, feeling and experiencing. Say the name of an animal and have me make that animal's noise. When we're reading, ask me to turn pages and predict what will happen next. It will keep me interested. These are examples of activities listed in the Nebraska State Department of Education's new pre-kindergarten education calendar, all written from a child's point of view.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:14pm
Scholastic, publisher of the "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games" series of children's books, said revenue from the education sector fell 17 percent in the latest quarter, contributing to a wider loss than a year earlier. The company blamed some of the revenue fall on schools holding back spending ahead of the looming fiscal cliff, nearly $1.2 trillion in across-the-broad spending cuts, offset partly by tax hikes, that will hit the U.S. economy if Congress does not agree to changes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 4:59pm
Children who use their library card at the Clinton Public Library in September can enter a drawing to win a backpack full of school supplies, and adults can win a tote bag filled with books, a press release said.